Posts Tagged Policy

Local environmental news: Govt moves to protect 136 land, marine spaces…

In keeping with my local/Caribbean news updates, here’s an article from one of our local (Trinidad & Tobago) newspapers last week regarding a new protected areas initiative. Read all about it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/24/govt-moves-to-protect-136-land-marine-spaces/?fbclid=IwAR0GSBDLxVzJE7Oi9ITvmVy7vWm5KAejQjjlG84RsRWj04UXaFd2vXe0U0c Advertisements

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment

Brunei’s Shariah Code & the New Stone Age (ipsnews.net)…

News and current affairs from ipsnews.net… KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/bruneis-shariah-code-new-stone-age/

, , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

A very small number of crops are dominating globally: That’s bad news for sustainable agriculture…

Summary: A new study finds that globally we’re growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale… Read the full article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190206161446.htm

, , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest…

The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/a-highway-megaproject-tears-at-the-heart-of-papuas-rainforest

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments

Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?…

Yale Environment 360 interviews the chair of a US scientific panel regarding technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere…  Read the interview here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/negative-emissions-is-it-feasible-to-remove-co2-from-the-air

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Daylight Saving Time 2018: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How…

Apart from the United States of America, parts of Europe, Canada, Australia have adopted Daylight Saving Time, an energy conserving tradition started by Benjamin Franklin an exceptionally long time ago. Some persons think it should be stopped altogether, entire countries don’t use it, and some States think relevant legislation regarding it should be amended. Well […]

, , , , ,

Leave a comment

Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge…

Summary:  Over 15 years, almost 13,000 scientific papers have been published in the leading conservation science journals. Yet biodiversity remains threatened at a global scale. Researchers have now focused on this worrisome paradox by taking a deeper look at this large volume of literature. One of the major problems is that decisions are usually more […]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments

Can Sustainable Development Co-Exist with Current Economic Growth?…

(Intro from enn.com) New research confronts the elephant in the room – the ‘trilemma’ of population growth, economic growth and environmental sustainability – and reveals the vast incompatibility of current models of economic development with environmental sustainability… Read the full article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55338-can-sustainable-development-co-exist-with-current-economic-growth

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Clean power is not enough: More climate action in industry, transport and building sectors needed to meet Paris climate targets…

Coal power versus wind and solar energy – debates about the Paris climate targets often centre around electricity supply. Yet, even in a world of stringent climate policies and a clean power generation, the remaining use of fossil fuels in industry, transport and heating in buildings could still cause enough CO2 emissions to endanger the […]

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments

Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Latin America Makes Headway Against Land Degradation…

SANTIAGO, Jan 30 2018 (IPS) – Two-thirds of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have already submitted or are preparing to submit to the United Nations their land degradation goals, to combat a problem that threatens agriculture and the lives of their people… Read the article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/01/latin-america-makes-headway-land-degradation/

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World…

An article on the effects of urbanisation on biodiversity from Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/habitat-on-the-edges-making-room-for-wildlife-in-an-urbanized-world

, , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century…

Summary:  Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future… Read the article here @ sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171214144522.htm

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050…

Intro: Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60461-renewable-energy-road-map.html

, , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment